Day 209: Beneath the Surface

28 Jul, 2016

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Thursday, July 28th, 2016
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
Romans 11:13-36
Psalm 22:1-18
Proverbs 20:7
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

…and if the root is holy, so are the branches. – Rom 11:16b

In the world, appearances matter. We work our whole lives to pursue wealth and success. We spend hours every day preparing our personal appearance. Man looks at the outside!

But God looks at the heart. If the root is holy, the branches will also be holy. If you focus on the inside, you will see evidence on the outside. If you place a priority on your emotional and spiritual health, your whole life will benefit. If you pore over God’s word, your whole life will become a reflection of His glory!

Don’t focus on the branches; deal with the root. Every problem you are facing in your life has spiritual roots. Take those roots to God, and ask Him to make them healthy. As He does, your whole life will bear witness to the work He is doing inside of you!

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Sam 16:7


Father, help me to focus on what’s really important in life. I want to deal with any root issues. I ask that You would Illuminate them to me so I can heal from them: once and for all!


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